Severed heads, a camel on stage and a great deal of screaming. There were bound to be a few surprises when Frank Castorf decided to stage Friedrich Hebbel’s “Judith” – a six-hour marathon of pop and poetry.
Unconventional and provocative: As the artistic director of Berlin's Volksbühne - the "People's Theater" - Frank Castor wrote theater history. Here's why his productions were so unusual.
Iconic Berlin theater directors Peymann and Castorf leave - and predict the end of theater. Nonsense, says DW's Gero Schliess, who looks forward to Chris Dercon's first season at the helm of the Volksbühne theater.
Berlin Volksbühne's new theater director starts off his first season with a dance performance and Samuel Beckett. Chris Dercon told DW how he wants to experiment on stage and how he's working hard to be accepted.
Star Wars film sets in southwestern Tunisia are sinking into the desert sands. After loyal fans raised funds for their protection, a tourist agency is trying to grab more tourists' attention.
The jury selected 20 titles from a total of 200 to compete for the most prestigious literary award in German-language publishing. On October 9, the best German-language novel will be revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Brutally murdered in 1954 at the age of 11, Brigitte Irrgang was later named a Catholic martyr. Now, over half a century later, her memory is being kept alive with a new, multilingual oratorio.
Cutthroat competition on the open market is just like the class struggle of the Cultural Revolution, says Chinese artist Wang Qingsong. His critical work is now on show in Berlin.
Refugees are learning how to make YouTube clips at a Berlin workshop. The idea is to strengthen the presence of topics such as migration and integration on the Internet platform.
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